Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0014231211121: GASTON GLASS

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Scarce and superb vintage 8x10-inch sepia-tone bust portrait by famed photographer Herman Mishkin, boldly signed and inscribed in French in white fountain pen:  "Au 'petit Charles' / avec mes meilleurs voeux / les plus sinceres pour un / grand succes. / Amicalement / Gaston Glass / 1926".  In good condition for its age, with pinholes in the upper and lower left-hand corners, and ideal for display.  The important French-born American actor appeared in over 100 silent and early talkie films, including Edwin Carewe's I Am the Law (1922), John Ford's lost film Little Miss Smiles (1922), Alfred Santell's horror classic The Gorilla (1927), Santell's early Boris Karloff film Parisian Nights (1925), and the Harry Carey Sr. western The Bad Lands (1925).  He was later an assistant director, working on such major films as State Fair (1945), A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), All About Eve (1950), and Three Coins in the Fountain (1953).  This is the only authentically signed portrait we've ever encountered.